Robotic strawberry harvester Advanced Farm Technologies raises $7.5M in Series A led by Yamaha

In California, Advanced Farm Technologies raised $7.5 in Series A investment round led by Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, with additional investments...

Azotic brings natural nitrogen fixing tech to US

In the UK, Azotic Technologies has laucnhed its natural nitrogen fixing technology, Envita, in the US market. Envita is derived from a naturally occurring...

CNH Industrial and Farmers Edge optimize farm productivity

In Canada, CNH Industrial N.V. and Farmers Edge, a data-driven agricultural decision-support system company, entered into a strategic digital agriculture agreement in which Case...

The Climate Corporation accelerates farmer innovation with new partners

In Canada, The Climate Corporation added three new partners – SoilOptix, A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. and AgCon Aerial Corp. – to the company's Climate...

Bury and forget soil sensors reduce fertilizer runoff

In Iowa, engineers at Iowa State University and the University of Florida are working on a new system of “bury and forget” soil sensors...

ADM and Cargill form Grainbridge for grain marketing decision support

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company and Cargill, Incorporated formed Grainbridge LLC, a technology joint venture intended to provide grain marketing decision support, e-commerce...

Smithfield Renewables expands manure to energy projects

In Virginia, Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced the nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables and a set of innovative projects designed to help meet its goal to...

Transforming the African Savannah into agriculture could feed Africa

In Côte d'Ivoire, the African Development Bank is championing a new effort to transform the African Savannah to the cradle of the continent’s green...

OneSoil releases agricultural field change data over three years for 43 countries

In Belarus, OneSoil, a precision farming startup, launched the OneSoil Map, a continuation of the OneSoil digital farming platform, to allow the agriculture industry...

Gamaya’s agronomic intelligence platform for tobacco now in use

In Switzerland, Gamaya's TobaccoFit solution is now in use by Philip Morris International and will be commercially available to growers in Brazil in early...

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